Mar 6, 2009

Emergency and calories

The following story is about a woman who called 911 because McDonald's ran out of McNuggets. We all agree it's stupid, outrageous, etc. and there isn't too much that can be added to the story. The reason I am linking is that the writer felt it was important to include some McNuggets stats to the piece:
"McNuggets, introduced to the McDonald’s national menu in 1983, are sold in more than 100 countries and often are dunked in barbecue or hot mustard sauce. Goodman’s 10-piece selection has 460 calories and 29 grams of fat."
This is what we call good writing since knowing how to eat McNuggets is not common knowledge and the calorie count is extremely relevant to the story.

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